The JHFrame MVC Framework
JHFrame is a custom web framework for PHP, designed for traditional server-side-view-creation MVC patterns but written for modern 5.5+ PHP. It could be classified as "partially batteries-included", having a lighter footprint and feature-set than enterprise-scale frameworks like Laravel or Rails but much more than micro-frameworks like Lumen or Sinatra.
- Simple dynamic injection of all dependencies
- Traits for granular code inheritance without heavy parent class chains
- Interfaces for all major services
- Unit Testing through PHPUnit
- PSR-3 compatible logging
- Semantic routing
- Templates with metadata
- Argument-based form creation and validation
- Simple repository-pattern data access/modification
- Chainable SQL query creator
- Optional permission-based authentication for routes
- And more
JHFrame grew gradually out of a single major project of mine and has gone through a large number of revisions and rewrites as I have improved as a coder and attempted to implement better design patterns.
JHFrame is fully usable, fast, and has a reasonably comprehensive feature-set, with some caveats. Public publishing is primarily intended to serve as a code example for me in job-hunting, but please feel free to use, experiment, and borrow from it for your own projects, and contribute if you find it useful.
The project JHFrame arose from is a low-traffic site that is data-driven but with a low change frequency, so most design decisions were made with that in mind. It is built in a server-side page-centric manner not primarily intended for a heavy client single-page js application + server REST-api style, though it could be adapted to such.
While I have worked to make it as agnostic as possible, as this grew out of the needs of a single project and abstracting it into a standalone framework primarily came as an academic/personal exercise (and of course for the benefits of decoupling core logic from app-specific logic), some parts may unintentionally remain insufficiently abstract for a true general-use framework.
That aside, Laravel and Lumen are extremely nice frameworks probably much more worth your time for a new project!
JHFrame is available through Composer
"rakelley/jhframe": "^1.0.0" to the
require section of your project's
For usage, please see the docs markdown files and run phpdoc against
phpunit -c test/phpunit.xml test/
JHFrame is licensed under the MIT License